Best practices and success criteria for Corporate Accelerator Programs


linkedin.comThe number of corporate accelerators is on the rise. More and more large corporations are investing, directly or indirectly, in the establishment of accelerator programs. Orange Fab, Microsoft Ventures, Hub: Raum and Wayra are just few examples of a wider trend that has been shaping the industry in the last years.

But the questions are: Why are they doing so? And which are the best practices for the implementation of a successful acceleration program within a corporate environment?

To answer them, we combined on one hand qualitative data gathered from interviews with 4 startups and 9 different companies that recently launched an accelerator program and on the other hand quantitative data from a panel of 102 accelerators worldwide.


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